I wanted to start off by sharing today's devotion from; "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.
"Trust Me, and don't be afraid. I want you to view trials as exercises designed to develop your trust-muscles. You live in the midst of fierce spiritual battles, and fear is one of Satan's favorite weapons. When you start to feel afraid, affirm your trust in Me. Speak out loud, if circumstances permit. Resist the devil in My Name, and he will slink away from you. Refresh yourself in My holy Presence. Speak or sing praises to Me, and My Face will shine radiantly upon you.
Remember that there is no condemnation for those who belong to Me. You have been judged not guilty for all eternity. Trust Me, and don't be afraid; for I am your Strength, Song, and Salvation."
James 4:7; Romans 8:1-2; Isaiah 12:2
I read this passage this morning and it brought me such hope to continue to have joy in the Lord and sing praises to Him for all He has given to me and blessed me with!
This morning I met my girlfriend Amanda for a walk on a bike trail in our community. Not only does this trail provide an excellent way for me to get in my Cardio workout for the day, but it also has so many beautiful trees, plants and even horse ranches to look at along the way!
After our walk, we headed back to Amanda's house for a wonderful lunch and Mac and Cheese for the kiddos!
Later, in the early afternoon, we let the babies play in Amanda's pool. It has been well into the high 90's and low 100's here for the past few weeks!
Today as we sat by the pool, we noticed almost a faint breeze and a touch of fall in the air! Our little one's enjoyed the warm sun and fun in the water. :)
|The babies getting ready to head out to the pool!|
|Miss Paige is working those sunglasses!|
|Holding anxious little hands as we walk to the pool!|
|Robbie is ready to rock!|
|The Mamas with the babies! I was taking the picture so I'm cutoff just a bit. :)|
|Amanda and Paige enjoying some mommy/ daughter pool time!|
|Here I am having a blast with my boy!|
|Robbie loved the little Lilly pad floater raft!|
|They were talking to each other in their own baby language, while holding hands.|
|Oh my word . . . How adorable is this photo?|
|Busted!!! They spotted me snapping pictures! :)|
|"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward."|
So today, these two precious little ones were the joy and blessings from the Lord that I am most thankful for! :)
This PUMPKIN FUDGE is sure to put a little spice into your fall! It's not hard to make! Here is the recipe, from All recipes:
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup white chocolate chips
7 ounces marshmallow creme
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Line a 9x9 inch pan with aluminum foil, and set aside.
2. In a 3 quart saucepan, heat milk and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
3. Mix in pumpkin puree and cinnamon; bring back to a boil. Stir in marshmallow creme and butter. Bring to a rolling boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 18 minutes.
4. Remove from heat, and add white chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until creamy and all chips are melted. Pour into prepared pan. Cool, remove from pan, and cut into squares. Store in a cool, dry place.
|Pool days always make for the best nap times!!!|